A new Ohio Senate bill to be introduced next week would prevent anyone outside of school administration from closing schools.
State Sen. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, said Senate Bill 320 will “allow the people who know their students and parents best to make decisions that are best for their local school districts.”
Parents giving students home instruction would be able to decide if a facility offered adequate protection from COVID-19, under the bill.
Huffman said any plan covering all schools would “fail to be fair and effective.”
The bill has 16 co-sponsors, all Republican.